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Crypto Fundraising weekly
Dates: 27 Dec 2021 – 02 Jan 2022


During this week 6 blockchain startups has raised $53.3M in funding:

  • Series A round: 1 startup $25M
  • Unknown round: 2 startups $23M
  • Strategic round: 1 startup $5.3M
  • Seed round:   (2 startups) undisclosed amount

Investments by ecosystem

This week's biggest funding round

DeBank raised $25M in a Series A funding round from Sequoia Capital*, Dragonfly Capital (ex Metastable Capital), Youbi Capital, Coinbase Ventures, Capital, Circle Ventures, LedgerStatus, Hash Global.

DeBank is an all-in-one cryptocurrency wallet that allows users to track their full portfolio through various chains as well as can help users track DeFi applications, compare interest rates, manage assets, find DeFi projects, analyze risks, and more, enabling users to perform token swap for token exchange and discover investment opportunities through detailed real-time data.

Pre-seed and Seed investment rounds

Aethir raised undisclosed amount in a Seed funding round from Framework Ventures*, Infinity Ventures Crypto (IVC)*.

Aethir is a decentralized cloud infrastructure (DCI) company that unlocks content accessibility in the Metaverse by offering real-time rendering capabilities. Their scalable and secure network empowers gaming and AI companies to deliver their products directly to consumers, overcoming hardware and geographical limitations. Aethir's innovative approach solves market fragmentation, providing a decentralized cloud ecosystem that benefits gamers, publishers, and globally distributed rendering node operators.

RSS3 raised undisclosed amount in a Seed funding round from CoinShares Ventures, Coinbase Ventures, Dragonfly Capital (ex Metastable Capital), Mask Network, Fabric Ventures, Dapper Labs, Avalanche, Youbi Capital, Headline Asia, Formless Capital, ImToken Ventures, Arweave, Avalanche Asia Star Fund (AVATAR), HashKey Group, Hash Global, SevenX Ventures, Fundamental Labs, Continue Capital, Sky9 Capital, HTX Ventures (ex Huobi Ventures), Incuba Alpha, Longling Capital, Balaji Srinivasan.

RSS3 is a next-generation feed protocol that powers decentralized social, content, and e-commerce applications. RSS3 aims to be a bridge between blockchain technology and AI, search engines and social media. It's project RSS3 AIOP is an AI training environment providing Web3 information likes of ChatGPT.

Other investment rounds

Circle raised $10M in a  funding round from Alameda Research*.

Circle is a global financial technology company that offers a range of products and services related to digital assets. Its flagship product, USD Coin (USDC), is a stablecoin pegged to the US dollar and fully backed by cash and US Treasury bonds. Circle also provides a cryptocurrency exchange, payment processing, and financial tools for businesses, making it a popular choice for both individual users and businesses looking to engage with digital assets securely and efficiently.

Ready Player Me raised $13M in a  funding round from Taavet+Sten.

Ready Player Me is an Estonian company that creates avatars in the metaverse.

Port Finance raised $5.3M in a Strategic  funding round from Alameda Research, The Spartan Group, Brevan Howard Digital, A41.

Port Finance is a lending protocol that aims to provide an entire suite of fixed income products.

* fund, that lead investment round

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